A Day in Real Life Home Reno

This is the only picture from today. Kelsey and I spent the afternoon shopping and researching for bathroom fixtures, flooring, and tile. Thanks to all things HGTV and Pinterest Kelsey and Caleb have seen more home reno ideas than they know what to do with. My job with Kelsey today […]

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Two Simple Ways to Put First the Important People/Things in Your Life

Today many people go back to work after a long Christmas break and many kids go back to school. Life as it was before the holidays returns. Life-as-it-was may bring the dread of jumping back on the crazy hamster wheel which never slows and of which you feel you can […]

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How Being a Little Grinchy Brings Peace

If you’re anything like me, your angst is growing right along with your Christmas to-do list as the days grow fewer. I need to be ready for Christmas by December 21. Katie and Joe arrive that day and I want to be fully prepared so I can enjoy them and […]

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Navigating Changes in Your Holiday Traditions

“So how was your Thanksgiving?”, a friend at church asked me Sunday morning. She meant it to be pleasant small talk and she really did care. I started my reply with the usual, “Good, thanks for asking”, but before I knew it feelings that I thought were neatly tucked away […]

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Need a Reminder to Pause Today?

I originally posted this blog a few weeks ago. As with any good intentions to make life-changing habits, we need constant reminders. So consider yourself reminded to pause and in doing so meet with God, live more intentionally the life He planned for you, be the person He designed you […]

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Conversation with Anita Lustrea about What God Wished I Knew

I am thrilled to share with you today my conversation with Anita Lustrea on What God Wished I Knew. Recently I was a guest for Anita’s podcast, Faith Conversations. As Moody’s Midday Connection is no more, Anita launched a new ministry–a weekly podcast. Classic Anita comes through no matter who she […]

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Why I Practice Pause

Pause James 1:19—“Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.” Pause is a way to hear the other’s heart. Pause instead of speaking. Pause is a way to be in the moment. Pause—time to think—What’s it like to be on the other side of me? […]

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Do You Trust the Overload Gauge on the Dashboard of Your Life?

My porch swing where I go for refreshment and reflection. I hate to say this, but I overdid it last week—all good things—all with people I love. I will not debate what I could have or should have done differently. Honestly, I don’t know, so maybe nothing. However, by the […]

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